Originally Posted by GP
Not picking on you or anything, but when you said "He just made a comment on the Texans" it might come off to some readers here that he literally JUST made a comment about the Texans.
I thought that very thing, went to the blog entry and saw it was from July 2011.
Going to be hard for the Texans to spend that money on him when we have only $4 million of cap space. We need that money for emergency moves if we need a replacement due to freak injury over the summer or early reg season.
I'm not sure how many years of service he has credited to him in the NFL, but his vet minimum price should be in the 700-900k range. In any case, if he signs for vet minimum, he will only count 540k against the cap + any signing bonus (ex. our new punter got about 60k). 540k isn't bad, but the guy needs to be worth the extra couple 100k for the club to be willing to spend it on him. In contrast, an UDFA only costs 390k, so the caphit difference is somewhat minimal. It's good to pinch pennies, but if he turns out to be a true upgrade, 150k is worth it.
This is all assuming he will take vet min, if he won't I'd pass.